Who Is Russell Wilson, the First Wife, Ashton Meem?


These days, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is married to a singing sensation Ciara. The pair made their debut as a couple at the 2015 White House State Dinner for Japan. Then, in 2016, they announced that they got engaged during a holiday in the Seychelles and a few months later, tied the knot at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England.

But before the athlete was to live his happily ever after, he was married to another woman. Here is more information on Wilson’s wife, Ashton Meem, including the rumors that they have divorced because she had an affair with one of his teammates.

Russell Wilson and Ashton Meem | Michael Kovac/WireImage

When did Ashton Meem and Russell Wilson meet and marry?

Meem was born on Sept. 6, 1987, in Richmond, Virginia, to parents Lang and Molly Meem. She attended st. Catherine High School, in 2006, when she first met Wilson, who went to the Collegiate School only a few kilometres away.

“We met briefly in high school,” Meem said in Richmond. com. “Then again at a summer party and, subsequently, started to see each other.”

Meem and the signal caller has started a long-distance relationship when she enrolled at the University of Georgia and he went to the State of North Carolina. She was later transferred to NC State to be closer to him. Meem has obtained a B. A. in Communication in 2010.

On Jan. 14, 2012, the couple said “I do” at the Country Club of Virginia.

Golden Tate affair rumors

Russell Wilson and Ashton Meem
Russell Wilson and Ashton Meem | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

In April 2014, Wilson announced that he and Meem were to put an end to their marriage.

“I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,” the star of the NFL said in a press release by The Seattle Times. “Clearly, decisions like these don’t come easy. Ashton and I have the honour to ask for prayers, understanding and privacy during this difficult time. Go ahead, I have no further comment on this personal matter.”

Shortly after the announcement rumors began to circulate that Meem cheated on Wilson with his teammate, Golden Tate. Both Mmse and Tate both denied the affair rumors with the recipient to take The Cauldron to stop the reports.

“I have not had an affair with Russell Wilson’s wife, and I have nothing to do with his divorce,” Tate wrote. “It is laughable for anyone who knows us…Russell and I were good friends when I was in Seattle, on and off the field, he knows that the rumors about me were unfounded, damaging to my reputation, and an attack on my character. Any person who circulated this rumor is simply irresponsible.”

Mime has been shaded in the 2020 NFL Draft

Meem was not in the limelight after her marriage with Wilson has expired, but in April 2020, his name made headlines after a tweet from NFL analyst Emmanuel Acho.

Some Twitter users responded that Acho’s tweet was “wild”. However, others have said that they do not have the spirit of someone shading Meem, noting an instance years earlier, in which she shaded Ciara. Many social media users recalled that, after Wilson proposed to his present wife, 5 carats of diamonds, Meem has changed his Twitter profile with a photo of the 8-carat rock he gave her.

Today, Wilson and Ciara have a child together, and one on the way. The quarterback is also a father to Ciara’s son, Future Zahir Wilburn.

Following their divorce, Meem has not remarried.

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